1. Christopher Tonkin Resume
Results-oriented senior GISGeomatics professional with complimentary GPS(Mapping Grade and
Handheld) and GIS skillset that can add robust technical value to your project or business goals
Extensive experience in the coordinated, enterprise first, implementation of Geomatics
Standards, GIS systems, GPS Data collection systems in different hands-on positions and
Inspired and led Geomatics Teams in a Goal Zero HSSE Environment in a megaproject
Successful Geomatics and Spatial Data Project Management experience in varied sectors and
Skilled with ArcGIS 10.2 tools and extensions, ArcGIS 3d Analyst, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS
Survey Analyst, BM Geographic Calculator, FME , Global Energy Mapper, AutocadGIS data
Developed and used Remote Sensing(LIDAR,Satellite Imagery) Tabletop planning sessions to
realise Project savings of 500k and reduce HSSE Exposure.
Demonstrated adherence to HSSE Standards and workplace safety.
Skilled at developing and producing high quality cartographic display maps and presentations.
Skilled in the operation of hand held and mapping grade GPS systems.
Skilled at Cadastral/Control/Geodetic/Construction/Topo/Site Layout/Asbuilt Surveys
Enjoys working on teams and achieving goals through teamwork and collaboration
Excels at training and mentoring other users by simplifying the complex.
Voluntary contributor to the compilation of a First Nations Traditional Land Use Atlas NE
SHELL CANADA LIMITED 2014-2015
Provide support to two Emerging Assets Teams to Access, Visualise and Analyse Geo-Information.
Populated and maintained Urban Planning Data Models(SDE) with data received from Survey
operations to insure an accurate and current database of all Planned and As-Built facilities, used
siting and NTR constraints analysis through design to as-built phases.
Day to day maintenance of geo-spatial databases related to NE BC and NW Alberta
Collaborate with Project Teams in delivery of wells and facilities
Produce all cartographic products for utilization by Project Teams in a dynamic planning
Contributed to enterprise GIS goals by maintain Corporate Enterprise GIS standards.
Support and trainmentor other GIS users within Project teams to achieve efficient workflows.
Communicate with Project Leads with respect to developing GIS products and processes that
fully supported and met the broader team goals.
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SHELL CANADA L IMITED 2011-2014
Provided Onsite and Offsite geomatics support to engineering team engaged in exporation drilling
programs. Support Winter Drilling Project Team(120 Well Pads and Access) and ensure
topographical field services are provided in a timely and cost effective manner. Review engineering
and site survey projects SOW before progressing it to field crews. Select, manage and supervise
survey contractor activities, including review and approval of their proposals, supervision of the
operations, and QC and acceptance of final results.
Planned 120 well pad locations and access roads network maps using ArcGIS tools for
regulatory submittals and approvals.
During Drilling season attended onsite to ensure HSSE Compliance and support of Geomatics
Contractors and problem solve timing issues related to well pad delivery to construction team.
Liase effectively with construction and operations staff in a dynamic mega project environment.
Plan and execute day to day survey operations and capture data to ingest within drilling project
management and control software dashboard for project consumption.
Monitor costs and contractor timesheets
Realised reduced HSSE Exposure and cost($0.5million) by implementing LIDAR based scouting
SHELL CANADA LIMITED. 2007-2011
Major Contributor to Engineering and construction teams at Shell Albian Sands during construction
and expansion phases.
Survey, compile and issue all Excavation Authorisations to ensure correct infrastructure ID
prior to excavation.
Drive safety performance during excavation by detailing and enforcing excavation construction
compliance practices with Site standards and procedures.
Monitor contractor Geomatics teams engaged in Civil Engineering and mining surveys in an
oilsands mine/plant environment and interfaced with multiple projects teams to support
execution of engineering and tailings projects to insure safe, timely and cost effective geomatics
Used mapping grade GPS and software to record and logically organise disturbance areas and
drive coordinated site management planning activity and comply with regulatory reporting
using ArcGIS cartographic quality mapping.
Train field staff in the use of handheld GPS to record road hazard features, clearance areas and
hydrological setbacks for forestry activity.
OTHER GEOMATICS 1990-2007
Various Civil Engineering Technician and GIS Specialist Roles
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EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
Diploma St Clair College Chatham Ontario Autocad 1 and 2(1988)
Other Training and Courses:
Shell HSSE Leadership
Incident Command System 100,200,300
Participated in two Shell Americas Response Team Emergency Response Exercises, Planning
Section Display Processor.
Procative Driver Training
Onshore Wells Worksite Expectations
Advanced Pipe and Cable Locating Seminar
Shell Spatial Analyst for Petroleum/Making Better
Maps/Intermediate GIS Concepts
Shell Geodesy Training CBL SOU
Shell Geomatics Conference 2006,2008,2015
ESRI PUG Houston 2006 Presenter
ESRI PUG Houston 2015 Attendee
GE Smallworld GIS Analysis of Logical and Physical Work Processes
FME GIS Feature Manipulation
Remote Sensing Seminars
Geographic Information Technology Association (GITA)
Canadian Institute of Geomatics
Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (Not Current)